During this process, the surgeon removes the epithelium (the extremely thin outer layer) of the cornea using an alcohol solution, a buffing device or a blunt surgical instrument (as compared to creating a thicker corneal flap as in LASIK.) Subsequently, the underlying corneal stroma is then reshaped with an excimer laser (same as it is during LASIK). After the laser treatment is finished, a bandage contact lens inserted to protect and secure the epithelium in place as it heals. A new epithelial layer usually grows back within five days.
The optimal treatment will depend on the characteristics of each patient’s eyes & this will be determined during the pre-LASIK assessment.As compared to LASIK, Epi-LASIK causes more discomfort and has slower visual recovery. However, it is a good treatment option for select patients. At Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre, we usually use this method to treat patients with thin corneas or boxing/mixed martial arts enthusiasts. Read more about the differences between LASIK and Epi-LASIK here
Prices start from $3724.67 (both eyes, including GST)
Payment via interest-free installments are available for DBS, POSB, and UOB credit cards.
As compared of contact lenses, the cost of LASIK may be lower in the long run. You may save up to ~$28,980 lenses after LASIK.
Established in 2007, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is one of the leading LASIK centres in Singapore. Our centre is constantly being upgraded with new generation LASIK treatment methods and technology.
Dr. Lee is a recognized and respected surgeon with a strong proven record of clinical success. He has had more than 20 years of experience as an eye doctor. Dr. Lee’s reputation is one that has been built around experience and trust – as evidenced by his impressive pool of referral patients.When it comes to ensuring success in surgery, Dr. Lee describes himself as being obsessive about details of the surgery, and compulsive over the needs of his patients. Prior to his current appointment, Dr Lee was formerly the Head of LASIK surgery in 2 of Singapores premier hospitals Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and National University Hospital (NUH).
Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is home to team of dedicated and experienced nurses, optometrists, and customer service executives that will guide you through your LASIK journey. Many of the staff here have undergone LASIK surgery themselves and will gladly share their experiences or answer any queries that you may have.
If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us at 6470 3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org